SUNY Oneonta News

October 24th, 2011

SUNY Oneonta Faculty Art Show opens October 31


ONEONTA, N.Y. --An exhibition featuring work by 15 members of the SUNY Oneonta Art Department faculty will open Monday, Oct. 31, in the Martin–Mullen Art Gallery at the college’s Fine Arts Center.

A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The SUNY Oneonta Music Department’s Jazz Ensemble will provide music, and refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

This quadrennial event features 60 works of art exploring a wide range of styles, media and content.  Exhibitors include: Sven Anderson, Barbara Ardan, Nancy Callahan, Jian Cui, Michael Forster Rothbart, Roberta Goldman, Rhea Nowak, Chris Pettingill, Thomás Sakoulas, Nancy Samstein, Sean Scherer, Yolanda Sharpe, Katherine Spitzhoff, June Tyler and Janet Wentworth.  The show includes drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, digital photographs, ceramics, felt sculpture, graphic design, collaged wood, etchings and sculptural book objects. 

“Recent Work: Faculty Art Exhibition” runs from Oct. 31 to Dec. 16. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. For more information about the exhibition, contact Tim Sheesley, gallery director, at (607) 436-3456 or visit


Photo captions and links to full-size images:

1. SUNY Oneonta Professor Nancy Callahan, assisted by Victoria Barna, a senior studio art major and gallery intern from Poughkeepsie, installs her sculptural book, "Arcane Language Art Tools Plucked from a Lexicographer's Dream."

2. Nancy Callahan's sculptural book, "Moving Target"

3. Michael Forster Rothbart's photograph "Abandoned Bus" from his "After Chernobyl" series



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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